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" The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate: Death lays his icy hand on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. "
The Dramatic Works and Poems of James Shirley - Page 395
by James Shirley, William Gifford, Alexander Dyce - 1833 - 1 pages
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs ...

Thomas Percy, Robert Aris Willmott - Ballads, English - 1859 - 610 pages
...substantial things ; There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. 1 " In this . . . year, 1436, according to Hector Boethius, was fought the battle of Pepperden, not...
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Mosaics

Frederick Saunders - 1859 - 408 pages
...not substantial things ; There is no armor against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. " The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds ; Upon Death's purple altar...
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Moral emblems: with aphorisms, adages, and proverbs, of all ages and nations

Jacob Cats, Robert Farley - Emblems - 1860 - 239 pages
...not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. — SHIRLEY. WE spend our years as a tale that is told. — Psalm xc. 9. THE days of our years are...
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Psalms, hymns, and anthems, compiled and ed. by E. Courtauld

Ellen Courtauld - 1860
...substantial things ; There is no armour against fate — Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade : Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust. PM CCCLXVII. FEOM TENELON. 1 LIVING...
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Moral emblems, with aphorisms, adages, and proverbs, of all ages and nations

Jacob Cats, Robert Farlie - History - 1860 - 240 pages
...not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.—SHIRLEV. WE spend our years as a tale that is told.—Psalm xc. 9. THE days of our years are...
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The golden treasury of the best songs and lyrical poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1861 - 332 pages
...state There is no armour against fate ; Are shadows, not substantial things ; Sceptre 2ixl Crown Most tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the...scythe and spade. Some men with swords may reap the neld. And must give np then- murmuring breath When they, pale captives, creep to death. And plant fresh...
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Moral and Religious Quotations from the Poets: Topically Arranged ...

Quotations - 1861 - 338 pages
...shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armor against fate ; Death lays his icy hands on kings : Scepter and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust,...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. SHIRLTT. Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground...
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The travels of a sugar planter, or, Six months in Europe

Henry Watkins Allen - History - 1861
...not substantial things. There is no armor against fate — Death lays his icy hand on kings ; Sceptre and crown must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade." Good-bye. I shall write you again from this city, and give you a bird's-eye view of some of the " mysteries...
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The Christian miscellany, and family visiter

Religion - 1861
...substantial things ; Tltciv is no annour against fote : Death lays his icy hands on kings ; Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade." Now then I was on my way over the hill to Cargreen. I had formed, I thought, a sort of tender friendship...
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Sanders' High School Reader

Charles Walton Sanders - 1863
...shadows, not substantial things; There is no armor against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings; Scepter and crown, Must tumble down, And in the dust...equal made, With the poor crooked scythe and spade. But their strong nerves at last must yield, They tame but one another still; Early or late, They stoop...
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